First-time students at Gwendoline van Putten Secondary School ready for class.
ST. EUSTATIUS–Back to school took place on St. Eustatius over the past few days, with new and old pupils and students going to class on Monday and Tuesday.
Primary Golden Rock Roman Catholic School, Governor de Graaff School, Bethel Methodist School, NuStar School and Lynch Plantation Seventh-Day Adventist School all opened their doors on Monday with an assembly.
Governor de Graaff School welcomed around 40 pupils for the new 2017/2018 school year. The only school for secondary education on the island, Gwendoline van Putten (GvP) School, held its opening assembly on Tuesday.
Mia Courtar of Bethel Methodist School’s Group Five aiming for excellence.
Group One of Governor De Graaff primary school with teacher Aisha Gibbs.
Pupils of Lynch Plantation Seventh-Day Adventist School with their teacher.
During the assembly GvP introduced new teacher Julian Hinckson, who will be teaching English and Computer Technology. Principal Rosalie Edelstein-Lopes and coordinator Vanessa Bennett wished everyone a successful school year.
Various organisations, such as Expertise Centre Education Care and Centre for Youth and Family, as well as parents/guardians of students witnessed the assembly.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68839-it-s-back-to-school-on-statia-once-again